Winston Churchill Daughter Dies

June 2, 2014 by  

Winston Churchill Daughter Dies, Lady Mary Soames, Winston Churchill’s last surviving child, has died at the age of 91, her family have announced.

She died on Saturday at her home after a short illness.

She was the youngest of the five children of the wartime prime minister and his wife Clementine.

Prime Minister David Cameron described her as “a wonderful, warm-hearted woman who could always put others at ease” and said he and his wife Samantha “felt privileged to know her”.

One of her sons, the Conservative MP and former minister Nicholas Soames, said: “She was a truly remarkable and extraordinary woman, who led a very distinguished life.”

Born Mary Spencer-Churchill, she served in the auxiliary territorial service during World War Two, manning anti-aircraft batteries in London, Belgium and Germany.

Mary Spencer-Churchill, later Lady Soames, was Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter
She was captured here christening a new plane by breaking a bottle of Coca-Cola over its nose
Posing here with Anthony Eden, the baroness lived a life steeped in Britain’s military and political history
She accompanied her father on several of his most important trips, including to the 1945 Potsdam Conference, where Churchill, Stalin and US President Harry Truman discussed the future of post-war Germany and Europe.

She enjoyed a lifetime of public service and through both birth and marriage, had life-long association with the Conservative Party.

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